Derek Fisher, Luke Walton and Tyronn Lue are candidates for the Knicks' coaching job
According to various reports, Derek Fisher is the frontrunner for the job at the moment, with Luke Walton and Tyronn Lue also strong candidates.
Fisher is currently busy, since he's still playing for the Oklahoma City Thunder, who just advanced to the Western Conference Finals against the Spurs.
Walton has zero coaching experience, after washing out of the NBA about a year ago.
Lue actually has started on a path to eventually become a head coach, and is currently an assistant with the Clippers. He's actually the only one of the three with any legitimate coaching experience in the NBA.
Another name that has popped up is former Warriors coach Mark Jackson. He was fired by the Warriors due to personality differences, and he might be a great candidate for the Knicks job, if they're interested.
The Nets showed that it's possible to have some success with a rookie head coach only one year removed from being an NBA player, when they tabbed future Hall of Famer Jason Kidd to lead their bench.
Could Fisher do the same, once he's done playing out the rest of the postseason with the Thunder. But is he really the right guy for the Knicks? Maybe we'll find out soon.